Decadent chocolate cake

Recipe from: 4/20/2000 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 18
Servings 0
Time

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 200
    butter
  • 190
    ml
    golden syrup
  • 100
    g
    dark chocolate
  • 65
    ml
    cocoa
  • 250
    ml
    white sugar
  • 200
    ml
    buttermilk
  • 2
    extra-large eggs
  • 500
    ml
    cake flour
  • 7
    ml
    bicarbonate of soda
  • FILLING
  • 125
    ml
    strong black Nescafé coffee
  • 2
    extra-large egg yolks
  • 65
    ml
    white sugar
  • 100
    g
    dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 250
    g
    mascarpone or cream cheese
  • 30
    ml
    brandy
  • cocoa for decoration
 

Method

35-40 min
 
Preheat the oven to 160 ºC. Spray two 20 cm cake tins with non-stick spray or butter well. Line with baking paper. Place the butter, syrup, chocolate, cocoa, sugar and half the buttermilk in a saucepan and heat slowly until melted, but do not bring to the boil. Beat the eggs and remaining buttermilk together. Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda in a mixing bowl. Stirring continuously, add the egg and buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients, followed by the hot mixture. Spoon the batter into the prepared tins and bake for 35-40 minutes until done or a testing skewer comes out clean. Cool the cakes in the tins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely, (The cakes are very moist and do not rise much.) Halve each cake layer horizontally and sprinkle the prepared coffee over each of the four layers. Beat the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl over hot water until thick and fluffy. Remove from the heat. Beat the chocolate, mascarpone or cream cheese and brandy into the sugar mixture, beating until the mixture is stiff. Place one of the cake layers in a 20 cm loose-bottomed tin lined with baking paper. Spread a third of the filling over the cake layer and place another cake layer on top. Repeat with the remaining filling and cake layers, ending with a cake layer. Place in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours to set. Remove the cake tin ring, transfer the cake to a serving platter and dust the top with cocoa. Serve with coffee.
 

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